Healthy Living

Healthy Cooking with Kefir: Baking

As one of the oldest naturally fermented foods around, people have been cooking and consuming with kefir for more than 2000 years. While these days it’s more commonly enjoyed as a drink by itself or in a smoothie, there are several other ways to use and cook with kefir as an everyday ingredient. For example, […]


4 Probiotic Pasta Dishes for Cold Winter Nights

While it’s been unseasonably (and wonderfully) warm here in Chicago, we know frigid winter nights are on their way and are going to stick around. Add that to extremely early sunsets (we’re talking 4:30 p.m., folks) and the soon-to-be-absence of holiday cheer, we’re definitely going to need some easy, healthy comfort food to keep us […]


Staying Healthy During the Holidays with a Smoothie

It’s that time of the year again. Everyone is already bemoaning the extra pounds the holidays seem to inevitably bring as we go into the season of indulgence and excess, only to immediately follow with resolutions for the New Year to be better to ourselves, to lose weight, to get healthy, to bounce back from […]


5 Healthy Holiday Party Snacks

Entertaining season is well underway for the Lifeway team and if you’re like us, you look for healthy (or at least healthier) options when entertaining guests. To us, healthy is synonymous with delicious and it almost always means our kefir will be involved in some capacity. To help us get through the holidays with our […]


Stay Healthy While Traveling with Kefir

We’re entering the thick of the holiday season and, if you’re like many of the Lifeway team, you’re traveling quite a bit. Taking trips to see family and friends, sharing delicious meals and making new memories is what the holidays are all about, after all. But with the cold weather, rich food and new germs […]


How to Build a Healthy Lunch

In honor of the American Diabetes Association’s Healthy Lunch Day, we’re digging deep into what makes a healthy lunch and providing you with the information you  need to know to make your best lunch yet, plus some of our favorite recipes. If you’re on social media, be sure to follow the American Diabetes Association on […]


How to Avoid a Food Coma

  Food co•ma (food COH-muh) noun: A state of extreme sluggishness induced by the consumption of a large quantity of food. Sample usage: “Are you seriously asking me to play football after Thanksgiving dinner? I’m in such a food coma. I’m never eating again.” We’ve all been there. Lying on the couch with a bloated belly […]


Skip the Bacon, Grab Some Kefir

Did you hear? Red meat is out. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently announced that, after a long and thorough review of the scientific literature, they have concluded that red meat consumption…should be kept to a minimum. Ok, so their exact words are, “Probably carcinogenic to humans.” It’s now in […]


7 Warm Breakfasts for Cool Mornings

Is the cold weather disrupting your breakfast routine? We don’t blame you! We always look forward to sipping on our favorite cold kefir smoothie to start our day, but sometimes we crave something warm and comforting. Not willing to give up our daily dose of protein and probiotics, we turn to the Lifeway Kitchen for […]


The Health Benefits of Giving

With Halloween over, the countdown is on to Thanksgiving. Many of us celebrate Thanksgiving by contemplating all we have to be grateful for, and we all know how good that feels. Lots of us also choose to give back in some way during the holidays – volunteering, donating money to a favorite cause, or just […]